WaPo’s Terry Neal Takes the Buzzflash Challenge, Asks White House Why Young Bushes Aren’t in Iraq

This week, the liberal Web site buzzflash.com noted in an unsigned editorial that “not one — not one — of any of Bush’s children or his nieces and nephews have volunteered for service in any branch of the military or volunteered to serve in any capacity in Iraq. Not one of them has felt the cause was noble enough to put his or her life on the line.”

Buzzflash is circulating a petition demanding that “Either the Bush Kids Put Their Lives on the Line for George’s ‘Noble War’ or the Troops Come Home.”

Publicity stunt or not, it does raise a question. If the sacrifice is so noble, has the president urged his own children, or enlistment-age nieces and nephews – of which there are eight – to join the military and fight in Iraq?

I called the White House to pose this question and was somewhat surprised to learn that none of the supposed liberal baddies in the White House press corps had ever asked the president or any of his spokespersons that question.

Spokeswoman Dana Perino couldn’t find that this question had ever been asked. She said she’d have to check and call back. And she did later Tuesday afternoon with this prepared statement: “There are many ways for people to serve their country and to help make the world a better freer and more peaceful place. The president is grateful to all of those who have answered the call to service whether it’s in the military or in another capacity and members of his family have done both.”

That didn’t really answer the question.

Click here to sign the Buzzflash petition.


10 thoughts on “WaPo’s Terry Neal Takes the Buzzflash Challenge, Asks White House Why Young Bushes Aren’t in Iraq”

  1. When asked to re-enlist a soldier shoud say,” Well, according to the White House Spokesperson, “There are many other ways to serve and I just think I will chose one of the other ways.”

  2. What a digusting answer by a disgusting chickenhawk. As gutless as the Bushes are, it is probably good that they avoid endagering real troopers

  3. “Unsigned” editorial? Aren’t the editorial opinions of most publications “unsigned”? Isn’t it simply a “Buzzflash editorial?”

  4. They all helped by buying Halliburton stock and oil futures , and sending in their NRA membership dues. March on the Whitehouse Sept. 24th. Stop the War in Iraq. The same fools who started the war and said it would be a few weeks or months are the ones now helping with Katrina. HELP SOS

  5. Let us not forget that Mr. Cheney, the president of vice, has some relatives of fighting age, also; no doubt there are members of the Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Powell, Rice (?) families, too, and how about that great USMarine, Gannon/Guckert? Why isn’t his erect bayonet attached and ready to go after those “insurgents?” Huh? Why?
    Noble-less oblige?

  6. Comment above by BOMaidian is a 620 foot tape measure home run of a comment—–especially
    if the answer turns out to be zero in all the above cases also—–if so their names should be added to the petition also.

  7. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. – Put All The Republican Ideologues On Trial

    ACT – After Castrating Them?

    (If not literally, at least figuratively.)

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